Another Outstanding Year Of IB Results
Students and teachers at Dulwich College Shanghai are celebrating a truly exceptional set of IB results as the International Baccalaureate Organisation announced its June 2016 Diploma Programme results.
All 63 members of the Class of 2016 were entered for the full IB Diploma, which is recognised as the world's most demanding high school qualification and the pass rate was a stunning 100%.
The DCS average Diploma point score was 38.3 points, which is well above the world average of 29 points.
A remarkable 44.4% of students achieved scores of 40+ points, with Clarisse Pierre achieving the highest score possible, 45.
Unlike most IB schools, Dulwich College Shanghai do not preselect students for entry into the IB Diploma, but give all studentsthe opportunity to enter this most challenging programme. So they are especially proud of the fact that every student gained 30 points and therefore that every student exceeded the world average score of 29 points.
T he students from this year’s cohort will move on now to world class universities and colleges throughout the USA, UK, Asia and Europe.
Interview DCS IB Top Scorer, Clarisse Pierre
How long have you studied at DCS?
I have studied at DCS for two years - my IB years.
What have you enjoyed about studying at DCS?
Studying at DCS has been an amazing experience. My teachers were passionate and supportive, sparking my interest in not only the courses' content, but also on wider issues and ideas. What I also loved was the atmosphere in school: serious and hard working in the classroom, and fun and relaxed in the IB common room. This balance made studying at DCS truly enjoyable. Moreover, I loved being able to interact and work with peers and teachers from all over the world, as every individual's unique background and experiences contributed to the creation of very insightful discussions and debates.
Another great memory was our graduation. The singing with the DUCKS children as well as the clapping and cheering from junior and senior students while we toured the school brought our school community together and illustrated DCS's collective spirit.
What are your fondest memories?
Something I will always remember was an experiment we carried out in Biology class, where we used micropropagation to clone cauliflower. Being able to use my knowledge of cell division and plants in this real life investigation was exciting and extremely interesting.
What subjects did you study at IB?
I studied Higher Level Geography, Biology and Economics, and Standard Level Mathematics, Mandarin ab Initio, and English Language and Literature.
Which university do you plan to attend this year?
I will be attending the University of Oxford.
What is your chosen degree?
My chosen degree is Geography.
What are your plans after university?
After university, I would like to work in an organisation that tackles the environmental and social challenges the world is facing today.